“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand”

June 4th, 2010 by Judy Trull

So I thought today I would bake some cookies that I had baked last year that had another one of my favorite ingredients…candied ginger.  Of course, and maybe some of you can relate to this, I couldn’t and still can’t find that particular recipe.  You would think I would learn to put them into some sort of binder, my favorite recipes that is, but alas no.  However I digress.  So I googled Oatmeal Ginger cookies and after some perusing, came up with a recipe that I thought would suffice, and I got to work.  This recipe is just my version of several that I saw on the web, however I added a few things I thought would really take these cookies to a higher plain.

Oatmeal Ginger Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

1 1/4 cups brown sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

2 cups all purpose flour

2 cups oatmeal (I used Quaker quick cooking oats)

2 Tbsp. candied ginger, chopped

1/4 tsp. ginger

2 tsp. baking soda

Place the butter into a mixer with paddle attachment, cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add  vanilla and eggs and continue on low to medium speed. Mix dry ingredients together, be sure to stir well as you want the ginger flavor infused throughout the cookie.  Add dry ingredients and continue to mix on low speed.  Once dry ingredients are incorporated, turn off the mixer.  DO NOT OVERMIX.  Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet ( I use a baking stone), and bake at 375 for 12 to 15 minutes.  Remove from cookie sheet to a cooling rack and enjoy.

*Title is a quote from an unknown author